The mission of the Colorado Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Initiative is to establish and maintain effective school environments that maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence of all learners in Colorado.
Contact Information: Office of Learning Supports
Regarding Professional Development and Technical Assistance for PBIS in Colorado
The Colorado Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) initiative has provided training and technical assistance to districts and schools across the state for over twelve years. Throughout this tenure, the Office of Special Education Programs State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) has predominantly funded this work. Unfortunately, the initiative is not currently funded by these dollars. In response to this funding gap, the CO PBIS initiative is unable to provide professional development (PD) and technical assistance (TA) as it has in years past. In the interim, districts and schools will have limited PD and TA opportunities.
Professional Development: Professional development will be provided by the initiative. Please refer to the highlighted professional development opportunities below as well as the Calendar link on the left. This professional development calendar provides the complete offerings from the Office of Learning Supports, which includes both behavior and academic opportunities for professional learning.
Technical Assistance: Due to resources, limited TA will be provided during the 2015-16 school year. Requests for TA can be made at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tarequestform.
Additionally: Resources can be found within this website as well as the website for the National TA Center for PBIS at www.pbis.org. More information is available through our Universal and Targeted Wikispaces at http://copbisuniversal.pbworks.com and http://copbistargeted.pbworks.com
Thank you for your continued interest and your dedication to providing positive learning environment for our students in Colorado.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
December 8, 2015 - Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) Workshop (Metro)
*Please note that events are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Face-to-face events with fewer than 15 people registered 1 week prior to the event will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified via email of any changes in event status.
Other PD Information
CO PBIS Wikispaces
The Colorado PBIS Universal Supports, Targeted Supports, and Behavior Tools Wikispaces provide resources for educators, PBIS implementers, and families. These sites allow for exploration of PBIS and provide content, curriculum, and resources related to a multi-tiered system of behavior supports.
Current Legislation Information
Spring 2014 Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on School Discipline Disparities and Positive School Climate and Culture
- Dear Colleague Letter on Nondiscrimination School Discipline 2014
- USDOE Resource Guide for Improving School Climate 2014
- USDOE Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources
- USDOE School Climate and Discipline Guidance
- 2012 Colorado state legislation on school discipline
- Colorado House Bill 11-1254: Concerning Measures to Reduce the Frequency of Bullying in Schools
- Overview of the bill (PDF)